Rare Figurative Vase with an Enthroned Youth

Culture: Greek
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 10.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2344
Provenance: Swiss collection Donati 1970s. Thence Galerie Cahn, Basel. Published in Cahn’s Quarterly 2/2016, page 6.
Condition: The left upper arm of the figure with some wear, the right lower arm with a small, hardly visible restoration, otherwise wonderfully preserved.
Description: Small, figurative vase of black lustre, which is decorated on the front below the estuary with a figurative depiction of light clay. Depicted is a seated youth with long, wavy hair, waist and legs draped with a himation. The right leg is placed on a pedestal, in his right hand holding an object. The youth is possibly Adonis, seated on a throne with a sideways protruding backrest, its ends with rosettes. A rare Hellenistic vase from Western Greece.